Join the CRRA

The CRRA achieves its mission and goals through the direction and participation of its members. 

Membership is open to all institutions (libraries, archives) committed to advancing scholarship and enhancing access to distinctive and unique Catholic resources in various formats.


By joining the CRRA, you will be able to:

  • Increase support for faculty, students, and scholars in their teaching, learning, and research
  • Advance your institutional mission
  • Add value to your distinctive, rare, and unique Catholic resources by making them part of more comprehensive curated collections of Catholic resources
  • Lead and participate in developing CRRA programs and services, including the portal and the Catholic Newspapers Program
  • Lead and serve on CRRA committees
  • Be part of a dynamic network of institutions who share the commitment of making Catholic research resources available


Revised Spring 2015

"My students and I frequently use Catholic newspapers to illuminate how Catholicism engages with the broader context in which it exists. We explore many different questions, most currently how attitudes of Catholics toward family life are congruent with or different from the attitudes of others in the United States. Catholic Newspapers Online is easy to use and saves a lot of time in finding newspapers."

--Dr. James P. McCartin, Director, Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture